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by Totemman
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: FLT iaB stands for Fon Lo Thingee in a Box
Replies: 4
Views: 3471

Hi, a customer of mine last year had his FLT put in a box and Gilbert added some other goodies and he has been extremely happy with the results. The aluminum foil works well, electrical shielding tape for guitars is very effective but neither has real visual appeal. I think that the new FLT iaB look...
by Totemman
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Anyone intrested in vinyl.....
Replies: 3
Views: 2633

If you want vinyl in Canada try Diamond Groove. They are in Dundas Ontario and are nice folks.
by Totemman
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Really Big Pipe Hum
Replies: 9
Views: 4884

I am glad that you have found this really simple fix to work. I have friends using cartridges like the Shelter 501 and they found that not using loading pins was best. As an owner of the MM Grado Sonata I can tell you that my experience with the Fon Lo Thingee has taught me that it is a wonderful so...
by Totemman
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Really Big Pipe Hum
Replies: 9
Views: 4884

Have you tried not using loading plugs?
by Totemman
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: BC1022 Solid-State Stereo Amplifier
Replies: 33
Views: 19360

Listening Levels and music complexity

I went to the symphony on Saturday evening and sat in my usual spot two rows behind the sound board. I sit their because I like the sound pressure from acoustic instruments there and generally as it is the position from which the sound engineer mixes and sets levels for amplified instruments it is t...
by Totemman
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Audio tweeks and Fairy Dust.
Replies: 28
Views: 14647

I too use the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Raven told me about it. Here is a link to a detailed description of the method to use it.
http://www.high-endaudio.com/Magic.html
by Totemman
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: Audio tweeks and Fairy Dust.
Replies: 28
Views: 14647

I am not too sure that the Shakti stones fall under the category of fairy dust. I could only hear a minimal difference in sound with and without the Shakti stones but over the course of a week of blind testing my wife could always tell when the Shakti stones were in place and when they were not. So ...
by Totemman
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: BC1022 Solid-State Stereo Amplifier
Replies: 33
Views: 19360

Hey Gilbert, Why can a 100 watt BC 1022 drive the 84db Mani-2 speakers to good listening levels. The bass is firm present and detailed. Highs are extended liquid and clean and the mid range is inviting and accurate enough to let one hear the moment before a vocalist inhales. Roberta and I just liste...
by Totemman
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is the meaning of your Username?
Replies: 9
Views: 4288

My handle comes from the fact that three of my favorite speakers for a small room come from Totem Acoustics. I currently use Mani-2 speakers and with the arrival of the BC 1022 almost a year ago I really cannot see replacing them in my system. I prefer the Mani-2 to the Mani-2 signature speakers and...
by Totemman
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Da Moosic Folum
Topic: Tracey Thorn "Love and its Opposite"
Replies: 3
Views: 2678

Tracey Thorn "Love and its Opposite"

http://www.bluecircle.com/forum.old/userpix/848_2290390traceythornloveanditsopposite_1.jpg I have just discovered this compact disc. There is a wonderful thoughtful review on Dusted Reviews: http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/5752. It is a rainy day here in south western Ontario and this cd seem...
by Totemman
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: BC1022 Solid-State Stereo Amplifier
Replies: 33
Views: 19360

Hey DD, I feel that the BC 1022 fills a spot in the BC line up beautifully. As I see it Blue Circle has a seamless line up starting with the SB power amps moving into the 1000 and into the 200 line. I must admit that it is well over a year since I had a BC 204 in my own system but my weak auditory m...
by Totemman
Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: BC1022 Solid-State Stereo Amplifier
Replies: 33
Views: 19360

:D :D The BC 1022 pictured is my absolutely wonderful power amplifier. In balanced mode it has brought even greater control and definition to the wonderful bass that I had with my BC 140T. The imaging is precise clear and looses none of the come hither beauty of the my former tubed amplifier. Highs ...
by Totemman
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: BC21.1 vs BC3
Replies: 2
Views: 2137

I am on Bob's side on this one. Even if the two units started off the same the ability to up grade the BC 3 makes it an easy choice.
by Totemman
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: FtTH or BC-3/Bryston 3B-SST for my Reference 3A De Capo i
Replies: 4
Views: 3478

When you get your BC 3 make sure to set the gain on the dual Shallco attenuators to low. Your speakers are very efficient and the lower setting will give you greater flexibility mate better with your speakers.
by Totemman
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Blue Circle & Audio related Stuff
Topic: FtTH or BC-3/Bryston 3B-SST for my Reference 3A De Capo i
Replies: 4
Views: 3478

You are presenting a real problem here. The FtTH is a very good integrated and can easily drive the 3A De Capo i speakers. The BC 3 is an upgradeable preamplifier and so it gives you much greater flexibility and a world of possibilities. I know, I have had my BC 3 Despina modified several times and ...